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Lauscha Reflective Christmas Tree Decorations Set Olives and Droplets

Lauscha Reflective Christmas Tree Decorations Set Olives and Droplets
Lauscha Reflective Christmas Tree Decorations Set Olives and Droplets
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Twinkle Twinkle. Reflective Glass Baubles.

Long before tinsel, baubles or even cotton wool balls decorated Christmas trees, it was traditional to adorn the green branches well before the start of festivities with treats such as apples and nuts. Not until Christmas Eve were children allowed to loot the tree. But then came a time, legend has it, when the glassblowers of Lauscha (glass blowing has been practised there since 1597) were unable to afford such costly delicacies from afar. Lauscha is nestled into a steep valley in the middle of the well-forested mountain range of the Thüringer Schiefergebirge, just below the ridge of the mountain chain Rennsteig. So to make their families happy nonetheless, the glassblowers of Lauscha created apples and nuts out of glass – introducing the world to glass Christmas tree ornaments.
These tree decorations are mouth-blown over a flame and then immersed in a silver solution on the inside to give them a mirror finish. In around 1880, the Lauscha glassblowers started indenting or grooving the surface of the still hot glass ornaments to enhance the sparkly mirror effect: By using a plaster stamp with engraved decoration, a so-called "Reflexform" (i.e. a reflecting hollow form) is pressed into the blown and reheated bauble. These handcrafted reflective ornaments from Thuringia have been made according to this tradition. The baubles are hung up on an attached metal eyelet, just as they were in around 1900.

Product Information

Article Number 88288

Glass with grooved or indented hollow reflecting forms, silver-coloured. Each with a metal eyelet. Set of four ornaments: two have the form of an olive, the other two show a form resembling a droplet.

Olives: height 8.50 cm, Ø 5.50 cm; weight 8 g. Droplets: height 13 cm, Ø 4.5 cm; Weight 9 g.

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